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Stage 2 - december 31st 2014
Liaison : 38 km - SS : 377 km – Liaison : 23 km : Total 438 km
STAGE: MERZOUGA / MAHMID: 377 km
As you exit the wonderful Bivouac set-up right up against the dunes, the competitors will head towards Erfoud in order to join the start in Merzouga. They will not head straight for the Erg, but instead head for an oued which goes round the dunes before going to find a GPS point in the heart of Merzouga’s Erg which can sometimes be complicated. Once out of the Erg, the competitors will find last year’s start line and stage which is very pretty and will take them all the way to the Mahmid region. On the menu, the passage of the “volcano“ and the crossing of the Draa oued, which might still be covered in water from the recent heavy rain in the area. This is also a stage with many different terrains, and is very pleasant to drive through.